Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
9th Wave - Get Sleazydotdotdotdot
artworkThis three song demo includes the fine "Hurricane" and two more solid tracks. It's a glimpse into the future of the band's releases, which I hope will yield a whole CD soon.

The band on this CD-R are: Mike Rosado - guitar, Jim Nichols - drums, and Denise Dixson - bass.
Picks: Hurricane, Get Sleazy, Road Agent Rumble

Track by Track Review

Hurricane dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a cool tune, with heavy double picking and watery whammy chords. Punchy percussion, and a catchy riff, coupled with solid bass and drums. "Hurricane" is big and very cool, like a moodier more modern "High Tide."

Get Sleazy dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This begins in a chord progression that led me to a wrong conclusion, corrected when the lead work began. "Get Sleazy" sports a big twang chord structure, and a bit of a noodly solo guitar, yet seems to please the senses. It's loud and powerful, without being assaultive.

Road Agent Rumble dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Nice riff here, with a solid reverb sound and great drums. The double picked mid section is fluid, and the crashing glissando breaks reveal the pounding surf. Moody, sultry, twangy, and urgent. The drummer is without a doubt the big star here, solid and tribal, and in perfect support while providing great accent to the track.